Air tank on a 105 Landcruiser

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 20:57
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Can anyone tell me where I can source a reasonable sized air tank, say 10 litres, that can fit along the chassis rail under the driver or passenger seat. It needs to be longer rather than of greater depth to save ground clearance.
So far the truck wreckers have only come up with some too wide.
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 21:00

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 21:00
Try www.probag.com.au, they have compressors, tanks, fittings and prety much everythiing you would need.
I've bought stuff from them, good to deal with, prompt shipping.
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Follow Up By: Parso - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 21:19

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 21:19
Thanks Peter
I will give them a buzz. Looks like they may have something.
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Reply By: GerryP - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 21:01

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 21:01
Maybe an old fire extiguisher? Not sure where you'd get one from tho'.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 21:04

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 21:04
Parso,

I have used an old fire extinguisher.

It does require a bit of work to drill and tap the top for the BSP fittings.

Advantage is that they are usually aluminium, can hold a bit of pressure and are light and in your case long but not to big in diameter.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 22:47

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 22:47
Yes the 9L water fire extinguishers fit perfectly & dont protude lower than the chassis. The one I used the fittings screwed directly into the hole the gauge came out of. Fire services throw them out all the time so are available for free. Can't fit a drain to the bottom but as they normally store water I find they dont rust anyway.
Cheers Craig.............
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Reply By: Member - Vincent A M (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 21:06

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 21:06
there on e bay all the time alloy many outlets (under air tank)
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Follow Up By: Parso - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 21:16

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 21:16
All those on eBay at the moment are either too wide (ie 20 lts) or too small (ie 3 lts).
The fire extinguisher idea is the way to go In suppose other than the drilling and tapping part. I'm not a wizz at that.
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Reply By: Parso - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 21:32

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 21:32
Thanks to all.
You have given me a bit to go on.
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Reply By: TD100 - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 22:09

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 22:09
Parso,

i have a 10 odd ltr one mounted next to the trans on top of the cross member,it was from an isuzu truck(mid/late 80s)i think,got it from a truck wreckers.cheers Paul
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Reply By: Member - Tony W (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 07:19

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 07:19
Parso also take a look at these.

Seem a lot cheaper than others, and look longish.

Air Tanks from TJM

Not sure if they are available at all TJM's
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Reply By: Gronk - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 09:37

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 09:37
Sorry to side track this post, but say if you had a 10ltr tank at 100psi , how many tyres would it pump up ???? From say 20psi to 40psi ???

Or are they only being used as a reciever to help boost a compressor ??
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Follow Up By: Parso - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 10:18

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 10:18
Just to boost. I will fit a gate valve to isolate the tank as well. The tank would also be used to blow dust off the rear of the truck.
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